Gerard Pique Announces Retirement From Football!
Legendary Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has announced his retirement from professional football, MySportDab reports.
Gerard Pique said his final game would be Barcelona’s match against Almeria at the Nou Camp on Saturday.
The 35-year-old revealed the news of his retirement in a video message which he posted on social media.
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Throughout his football career, Gerard Poque has won the Champions League three times with Barcelona.
He has also won eight La Liga titles, including several individual awards with the Spain giants.
“Football has given me everything,” he said. “Barcelona has given me everything. You, culers (Barcelona fans), have given me everything.
“And now that [this] kid’s dreams have come true, I want to tell you that I’ve decided that now is the time to bring this journey to its end.”
Pique made 102 appearances with Spain’s national team and helped them to victory in the 2010 World Cup.
His relevance in the Barcelona squad this season has diminished after making only five starts in all matches.
However, the former Manchester United defender wants his boyhood club to be his last, saying: “I’ve always said that there would not be any other team after Barca, and that’s how it will be.”
Pique finished his statement by hinting at a future return to the club in a non-playing capacity.